Aquatic cross-training: Complement your gym workouts at the Healthstin Moss Vale pool.
Cross-training involves engaging in two or more sports or types of activity with the end goal of enhancing performance in a primary sport you’re participating in or improving your fitness. This type of training offers a host of benefits that include decreasing the risk of injury, a better fitness level, boosting weight loss, or sustaining interest in pursuing regular physical activities by providing variety and warding off boredom.
Though usually associated with elite athletes, cross-training is getting more popular even with casual gym-goers and it’s not surprising why. Even the most avid exerciser can get burned out doing the same routine day in and day out. Cross-training is an excellent way to make exercising fun and interesting.
An excellent way to complement your land-based training is by doing aquatic cross-training. There is a wide variety of water-based exercises you can include in your routine – swimming, water jogging, aqua yoga, and even aqua aerobics if you’re the type who enjoys exercising with a group. Each one lets you take advantage of buoyancy which takes a lot of the strain off your joints and allows you to achieve an enhanced range of motion.
Cross-training with aquatic exercises can also provide your muscles and joints with a break from all the pounding they have to endure from lifting weights in the gym, jumping on solid ground, or running on hard surfaces.
Whether you’re ready to take your fitness to the next level or just want to add variety to your exercise routine, take a good look at aquatic cross-training. Feel free to chat with our friendly exercise physiologists at Healthstin Moss Vale to find out more by calling 1300 090 931 or simply clicking this link.